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Blog > Postcrossing Spotlight: Jany from Mexico!

Jany, (aka jany_gurb) is one of the top postcrossers in Mexico. She is passionate about traveling, walking in new cities and discovering foreign cultures.

Here is what she had to say to our interview questions:

How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?

Since I was a little girl I loved postcards, my dad used to buy some of them when he was in another cities, and with the time his postcards became mine.

I was looking in the internet a place where you can exchange postcards in Mexico, and in one page there was “Postcrossing”, I read about it and I was surprise that one web like this exist; imagine you can swap a postcard with someone in another country – to me it was amazing.

So from that day (that was 3 years ago) I became a huge fan of this page!

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

I like photography, jogging, watching football on TV, reading, listening to music and my passion is travelling. I love walking in a new city and talk with people and know their culture.

Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!

Here is my mailbox:

Jany's mailbox

These are my mailmen:

Jany's mailmen

Here is where I mail and buy my postcards:

Jany's postoffice

And this is where I keep them:

jany's cards
Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.

About my favorites: all of them are favorites to me, I think each postcard I received is special because everyone has something specific to tell.
But with the very first one from Finland (left) I saw that it was a trusting postcard web project!!! And my favorite postcard #2 is this Neuschwanstein castle’s postcard (right), since it was my first postcard with this amazing castle.

Jany's favorite postcards
Have you been surprised by any place that you have received a postcard from or sent a postcard to?

Yes when I received postcards from countries like Israel, Qatar and United Arab Emirates they really surprise me. Those countries are so far of mine that I couldn’t believe that i got postcards from them!!

Have you met any other members in real life?

Yes i went to Italy a few months ago and I met DavideGE. He waited for me at the train station and he show me his beautiful city Genoa, also we exchange some postcards. He is an amazing guy I had a great time!!

Jany and Davide
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29 comments so far

Helen1225, Ukraine
Thanks for sharing!
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Moregano, Canada
I love that your so passionate about travel!
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solarts66, United States of America
Great photos . Thank you for sharing.
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Mabo63, Switzerland
thank you for have a look in your postcrossing-life :-)
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CraftCrazyCarrie, United States of America
Great spotlight! What a nice feature! Each day my love for mail and postcards and mail art grows and grows! Thanks for sharing! Love the pics of your mailmen!
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Lucy156, United Kingdom
A great insight...thank you!
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ipuenktchen, Iran
thank you for your nice spotlight report!!
happy postcrossing, ipue....
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marica_t, United States of America
Such a nice photo of your mailmen! :D I should get a photo of mine before I move to another country; my mailman is so nice and we sometimes exchange funny stories :)

Lovely spotlight! :)
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Nice to 'meet' you Jany! Must have been great to meet a fellow Postcrosser in real life, I hope I'll be able to do the same some day :-)
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nugget, United States of America
Thanks for sharing your story!
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BeaglesGuy, United States of America
Oh, Jany! I so envy where you buy your postcards - 7 display racks all in one place! I like how you have decorated your postcard albums. They look so cheerful. Some of my favorite picture postcards are castles too. Beauty & history together.
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jany_gurb, Mexico
Thank you for the lovely comments :)
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HofVliet, Netherlands
Hi Jany, you've got wonderful postman. I envy you :-)
Neuschwanstein is a wonderfull castle. I have not received it on a card yet, but I got a live view and tour of the castle last summer.
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lieselgrobler, South Africa
Very nice profile, thanks for sharing!
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honeybee, Austria
Hello Jany, thank you very much for your nice spotlight. It was great to meet you here.
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andycyca, Mexico
Oh my, Jany lives in my hometown!

Hermosísima ciudad, Jany. Si lees esto, te mando un abrazo
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DavideGE, Italy
It's wonderful to meet a "Friend of Postcrossing"!!!
For me it was a very Wonderful day and i found a New Great Friend :)
Grazie Jany
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Topsy62, United Kingdom
Nice profile Jany, great photo's - great place to buy cards!
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
Thanx for your sharing! I wish I could meet a Postcrossing friend in someday. Happy Postcrossing! Have a lovely and enjoyable weekend too! :)
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Cheryll, Suriname
Hi there Jany , remember me! we did a private exchange in the past :) Nice to see you here, and learn a bit more!
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jany_gurb, Mexico
Happy postcrossing to all of you!!!

Yes Cherryll I remember you, finally did you receive the postcard???? :) i will send you another one if not!!!!!

andycyca un abrazo enorme :D
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isagvproject, Germany
Another nice and interesting interview. :)
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FloridaGirl, United States of America
Interesting interview. What a great thing to meet a postcrosser in another coutry. Best Wishes
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dulcey, United States of America
love the mailmen photos. i have to say they seem very cool! i have never before seen mailmen on motorcycles.happy postcrossing!!! love the racks of postcards too!!!
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mingshu, Finland
great interview ! mexico feels so colorful, including the mailmen ^^ and what big selection of postcards on the racks :)
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tamstertje1989, Netherlands
Great interview, I like the way your mailmen bring the mail around, on a motorcycle, here is that just a bike. ^^ I liked to read this. :D
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rousita, Mexico
I am so glad to read here on the Spotlight about a member from Mexico!! Muy bien Jany!!! I also loved your pictures!! I used to live in Puebla and I remember going downtown to buy stamps and postcards. It's also great that you met a fellow postcrosser. I am going to meet a postcrossing friend next June 2012, I will be traveling to Vermont, USA! ::: Gracias por compartir tus fotos y experiencia, me da mucho gusto y orgullo ver a México en este site!! Que sigas disfrutando postcrossing! Saludos desde Cd. de México!!
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Cheryll, Suriname
Jany, i did received the postcard :) that's the surprising thing about posting, you never know how fast or slow the mail delivery will be :)
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Elenfirefly, Russia
To me cards from the countries of Africa, Mexico didn't come yet, and some countries dropped out on some times. It is a pity that it is impossible to exclude country repetition.
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